Carol Platt Liebau: The Race Is On

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Race Is On

The Nevada SEIU has endorsed Barack Obama. This isn't great news for Hillary, who'd like to rack another couple of wins into her column ASAP in order to convince everyone that Iowa was nothing but a blip.

Depending on what happens in Nevada and South Carolina, we will see whether Iowa truly unleashed the genie by convincing Democratic voters nationwide that Barack Obama could win (thereby causing ongoing trouble for Clinton) or whether it was an upset by a relatively untried candidate among an electorate that's farther left (and often quirkier) than the electorate as a whole.

It will be interesting to see how Hillary Clinton goes from here. It's amazing that -- only when the going got tough -- did she start taking questions from voters and interacting with the press. Take note, humble voters and press corps: If she's elected, she has no incentive to deal with you at all. You're worth something to her as long as she needs you for her own ends.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

Carol, when I think of HC, one word comes to mind, megalomania.
Or is that Me gal o mania?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. Good one, stackja.

And what word came to your mind in 2004 when President Bush refused to speak to anyone outside of his carefully scripted town-hall meetings? How 'bout when he had people kicked out of his campaign rallies because they didn't have the correct bumper stickers on their cars?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Are you STILL campaigning against Bush, Twister?!?!?

7:12 AM  

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